Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin University.
Aged care residents are sedentary for prolonged periods of time and only participate in physical activity for short bouts, new research finds.
Also in this wrap: ACH Group appoints Mary Patetsos as chair and the Public Health Association of Australia announces a new CEO.
Trained community care workers can safely incorporate a falls prevention exercise program into their existing services for older clients, new research by Curtin University has found.
Work is underway to develop a series of films on dementia to improve awareness and early diagnosis among culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Amid ongoing efforts to lower stubborn falls rates, new research shows fewer seniors are now being referred to prevention programs after a fall than a decade earlier.
Monetary and in-kind rewards, career progression upwards and sideways into other roles and a comprehensive education program are all useful tools for aged care staff retention, according to a study.
Curtin University-led research has demonstrated the benefits of a new tool to improve communication between hospital staff and people with dementia.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
Community organisations can learn a lot about how to create enticing and engaging participation opportunities for older people by considering their motivations for getting involved. Here, Dr Amanda Krause takes a look at why people take up singing.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
Home modifications produce improved outcomes when they are embedded in a reablement approach and focus on early intervention, a new review finds.
Falls risk is unacceptably high for people living with dementia, and it’s time for a concerted approach to reduce it, writes Dr Keith Hill.